Lady Cowboys split matches

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MEEKER I “Our goal going into the weekend was to have our level of play where we wanted it, not let our opponents dictate the pace,” Meeker High School volleyball coach Christy Atwood said. She was pleased with the way her team did just that, dominating Plateau Valley at home Friday night in three straight games.
Meeker came out and played as a team well-prepared and well-led, as they had zero service-receiving errors and served 91 percent on the evening.
Atwood said, “We were able to run our offense the way it was scripted.”
The lady Cowboys took their momentum and high level of play to a very challenging environment in Paonia on Saturday and came out strong, winning the first two games.
Atwood said, “The team opened the way we played against Plateau Valley and we hit the shots we needed to and made adjustments offensively and defensively to ensure we were in control of the tempo.”
Meeker lost their edge in the third game and missed five serves at crucial times. It was tough to recover and they lost the last three games in a dog fight against the Eagles.
The game did not actually count toward the league standings. The one that will count is scheduled for Oct. 11, for Meeker’s homecoming.
The team is confident going forward as they recognized areas that need fixed as well as positive aspects to continue to build on, Atwood said.
The lady Cowboys played Rangely on Wednesday night and travel to Vail to take on a historically tough Vail Mountain team on Friday.
The team hopes to continue to play at a high level and do so as a team, with everybody playing a part in the success, Atwood said.